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Business Psychology - Coaching Workshop


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Are you interested in the field of Coaching and the Psychology behind it? Coaching Psychology is a thriving area of applied psychology which helps professional and personal development in a practical and positive way. This workshop will give you an introduction to the powerfulness of coaching at work, and reflect on how psychology contributes to effective coaching. The event will mark International Coaching Week (ICW), an annual weeklong global celebration of the coaching profession by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

You can also find out more about the MSc Business Psychology with Coaching programme offered at Heriot Watt Dubai. Business Psychology studies human behavior within organisations, and a focus on Coaching enhances well-being and performance in work domains, underpinned by psychological theories. Psychological aspects, such as self-awareness, empowerment, values, and wellbeing, will be discussed and explored in this interactive workshop.

With a demand in Coaching Psychology increasing, this workshop will highlight the key role Psychology has to play in such interventions to help individuals, teams and organisations by increasing productivity, managing talent, and dealing with progression and change. These benefits can be experienced beyond the workplace, being relevant and applicable to a number of sectors including: occupational, educational, health, counselling, sport psychology, leadership, management, organisational development and human resources.

Come along and develop an understanding of how Coaching Psychology can benefit you:

Reflect on your individual performance in a business context

Know yourself, others and your business better

Create meaningful goals and develop your desire to learn and grow

Improve your decision making, influence and management skills

Boost your career through recognition of your strengths and values

Address wider issues such as work purpose, motivation, work-life balance and becoming a better manager or leader.

Help you discover your own future career path – you may even want to train as a coach of adopt some coaching-based skills in your day-to-day work!

Kindly register to reserve your seat:

About the Speakers:

Lucy Bolton – Chartered Psychologist and Assistant Professor in Business Psychology at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Campus

Lucy is Programme Coordinator for the MSc Business Psychology at the Dubai Campus, as well as a certified Coach, lecturing on various courses including Psychology of Coaching, Coaching Psychology Practice, Social and Organizational Change, Diversity and Research Methods. Lucy's research interests are in the areas of generational differences in the workplace, in particular the younger generations’ (’Generation Y’) socialization into organizations, their work values and career orientations. She has also conducted research in the areas of change management, workspace design, socio-technical systems, job design, employability and knowledge management, working with a number of global companies including, Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motors, Marks and Spencer, the National Health Service (NHS), REED-NCFE, and the UK Government Office of Science. Lucy has presented her research over the years at a number of international conferences including, the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology (DOP), European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), and the Academy of Management (AOM). She is also a Chartered Psychologist and a trained Occupational Test User (OTU) (Ability and Personality) with the British Psychological Society, being certified in Trait, TEIQue and NEO-PI-R.

Greg Fantham – Assistant Professor in Business Psychology at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai Campus.

Greg teaches MSc Applied Business Psychology, lecturing on Organisational Culture, Intercultural Communication, Human Factors/Ergonomics, Psychology of Leadership, Coaching, and Psychology for Marketing. He also teaches Social Psychology and Social Cognition on the BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Management programs. He has written on related topics in many of the UAE’s national newspapers, and presented a range of workshops on psychology and education. Currently, Greg’s main research interest is instructional design and the psychology of explaining. Previous research at King’s College, London University, was about popular images of nuclear war. Formerly a secondary school history teacher for over thirty years, he has also become engaged with the growing problem of work-life blend for schoolchildren, and delivers workshops for teenagers in Dubai schools.


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